Firefighters Local 22

Mayor Michael Nutter and the firefighters union announce a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters. (credit: Mike Dunn)

New Deal, New Cooperation For Nutter Administration And Firefighters Union

It was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union — who have battled in court and in the press for years — stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.


(Firefighters Local 22 headquarters, at 5th and Willow Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire Promotions

The fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.


(Firefighters' Local 22 president Joe Schulle speaks to reporters outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Official Irate Over Rescinded Promotions

At issue is whether the fire commissioner is required to fill budgeted vacancies with firefighters who pass the promotion exam, as the union contends, or whether he can pick and choose.


(Mayor Nutter announces he is dropping the fight against the 2009 pay raise for city firefighters.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Suddenly Drops Fight Against Firefighters’ 2009 Pay Raises

At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.


(Firefighters Union Local 22 president Bill Gault, in green shirt, listens as Firefighters Cycling team members Victor Ayala, Adam Carr, and Allen Wahlstrom are introduced to reporters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

One Cycling Team Will Have Firefighters in Mind During Sunday’s Race

The elite team will be riding in memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty and to raise awareness about firefighter health issues.



Amid Persistent Contract Standoff, Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Votes New Head

Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.


(Firefighters Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, Pa. state sen. Mike Stack, center, and AFL-CIO president Pat Eiding, left, talk with reporters at City Hall.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Unions Urging Nutter to Abandon Firefighter Contract Appeals

You’re not fighting the police award, local labor leaders were asking Mayor Nutter today, so why are you continuing to fight the firefighters’ arbitration award?


(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Schedule Changes Draw Mixed Reaction Among Philly Firefighters

The fire commissioner issued a memo this week informing firefighters and Local 22 officials of his intention to alter the firefighters’ shifts as of mid-October.



Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against City

Firefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April’s fatal fire in Kensington.


(Local 22 recording secretary Mike Bresnan (left) and union spokesman Frank Keel (holding picture) show photo to reporters at City Hall.) (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo.)

Firefighters Union: Photos Show No Collapse Zone Around Fatal Kensington Warehouse Fire

The city has said a collapse zone was established at the site of the fatal fire, but at a City Hall news conference on Thursday, leaders of Firefighters Local 22 said their photographs indicate otherwise.